Stories & Victories

  • Meet a Volunteer: Melissa Bergsneider

    June 29, 2015

    After witnessing deforestation in my hometown in Colombia, I decided to become a Greenpeace volunteer to prevent further environmental destruction.

  • Meet a Volunteer: Adam Wiley

    June 29, 2015

    I first started volunteering for Greenpeace in 2012 working on the "Ripping Up the Sea" tuna campaign.

  • Protection for Paradise Forests in Indonesia

    June 2, 2010

    In just eight weeks, a global Greenpeace campaign transformed Nestlé from a company driving rainforest destruction, to one pioneering an ambitious new policy to ensure its products have a zero deforestation footprint.

  • Greenfreeze: Refrigerants, Naturally

    June 29, 2008

    How Greenpeace and growing public opinion managed to jump-start the design of a revolutionary cooling device that avoids the use of natural gases, encouraging corporations to rally together and form “Refrigerants, Naturally!”

  • Global Ban on Driftnets

    June 12, 1992

    A voyage wrought with adventure and activism ends up in unlikely places and gathers enough evidence of the horrors of driftnets to curb public opinion, resulting in a ban on indiscriminate netting practices.

  • Creating the World Park Antarctica

    June 29, 1991

    How a few pioneers went to one of the most remote regions on Earth just to get a seat at the bargaining table of Antarctic Treaty Nations, then proceeded to convince global leaders to believe in the dream of having Antarctica protected as a world park.

  • Commercial Whaling Banned

    June 2, 1986

    How people power and non-violent direct action saved one of the ocean’s most majestic creatures.